Former Iowa Hawkeye and Detroit Lion 4 time probowler Alex Karras has kidney failure and days to live according to doctors and his family.
After football he turned to acting, starring as Mongo in Blazing Saddles & the dad on Webster.
My thoughts and prayers go out to him & his family in this difficult time.
EDIT - He has passed away today 10/10/12. http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/10/alex-karras-dies-blazing-saddles-star-dead-at/